27th April 2013
Went to the garden on Saturday instead of Sunday this week. It was a beautiful sunny day - the perfect day to be out in the garden.
Walked into the polytunnel to lots of signs of new life (see photos below). Rocket is growing nicely, Spinach has sprouted and even the courgettes and squash have sprouted large leaves .
Totally loving our new shed which has lots of room to pot up and allow you to stay toasty and warm inside whilst starting new seedlings :)
Ended the day with a handful of herbs from the garden which went on to a delicious pizza we made later. The herbs really make a massive difference and add oodles of flavour and yuminess!
The polytunnel is almost full of pots with seeds waiting to germinate - the Diggers have been busy in the past few weeks!
Very excited for all the potential veggies we are going to have this year!
Lets hope the globe artichokes do as well this year as they did last year.
Kale doing well now that they have been protected from the pigeons. Looks to be broad beans starting to sprout..
Preparing the beds for some more square foot gardening!
27th April 2013
Two weeks on and the seeds have already started to sprout! Spinach, Rocket, Courgette and Squash. The polytunnel is working wonders!
Lots of seeds planted and germinating in the polytunnel :)
Making a start on making our garden look beautiful and most importantly enticing wonderful bees into the garden to do what they do best! Sunflowers, Marigolds and Sweet Peas sown and Elena even made a start on a little wild flower patch!
Rocket already sprouting! From seed to seedling in just one week - doesn’t hang around!
The fruit trees are looking their best yet, since receiving some lovely TL pruning C from one of our experienced diggers! Thanks Anna!
Comfrey the wonder plant is blooming!
Although it doesn’t look like the most interesting plant it is one of the most useful things to have in your garden. You can make a potent fertiliser with comfrey leaves which will make your veg thrive - particularly fruiting veg. Full of potassium!
Outside of the garden it is a wonder plant when it comes to herbal remedies. Applied externally it can help heal wounds faster and can even help heal fractured bones!